Blackheads are also known as open comedones and are generally black or yellow in colour. They are small bumps on the skin’s pores capable of blocking our hair follicles by excreting sebum or dead skin cells on it. They are normally found on the neck, chest, back and face.
If these blackheads appear on our face, they can make us look ugly and unattractive and should be removed at the earliest to ensure that they do not leave behind any scarring. The best way to treat them is by using natural remedies as they have no side effects on our skin and remove the blackhead very quickly.
Facial Treatments For Blackheads
Coriander and Turmeric
Take one tablespoon of freshly squeezed coriander juice and mix it with a little bit of turmeric powder. Leave this paste on the blackheads for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your whole face with cold water. This is one of the simplest and easiest natural treatments for reducing blackhead and pimples on your face.
Cinnamon Powder and Lime Juice
Take equal quantities of cinnamon powder and lime juice and mix them thoroughly. You may add a pinch of turmeric powder to this paste.
This paste should be applied on the affected area two times a day for a minimum of 15 days before you can notice visible changes on your face.
Take 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth or sandalwood, make a paste of it and mix a few drops of rose water to it. Do not add too much of rose water as the paste should be thick in consistency. Apply this paste every morning; leave it on for half an hour and them wash off well.
You will see the blackheads disappear in a few weeks time. You can also use almond or oatmeal powder instead of sandalwood as they too are quite effective in reducing blackheads.
Lemon Juice and Honey
The simplest way to remove blackheads from your face is by mixing the juice of 1 lemon to one tablespoon of good quality honey and applying it over the affected area. Leave this mixture on your face for just 10 minutes and wash off. Your blackheads will disappear as if they never existed.
You can alternately use honey with grounded sugar if you are allergic to lemon juice. Applying this paste on blackheads and leaving them on for 15 minutes will remove blackheads in a natural manner.
Take some drumsticks and separate the pods along with the leaves. Grind the pods and leaves to form a fine paste and add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it.
Drumstick has such properties that it removes the blackheads from its roots in an absolutely natural way. The mixture should be used for at least a month regularly before your blackheads disappear.
Even before you wash your face in the morning, apply a freshly mashed tomato along with its juice on the blackheads on your face. Not only will the blackheads get treated completely but your face will become extra clean and soft.